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Bahamian murdered in Miami

A 35-year-old Bahamian woman found stabbed to death in a condominium in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, was murdered by her boyfriend, American authorities allege.

The incident took place at 650 Northeast 32nd Street in Miami.

The Bahamas Consulate General in Miami confirmed that the victim was Sophia Simpson.

Orlando Rodriguez, a spokesman for the City of Miami Police Department, said the bodies of Simpson and another woman, who was identified as Gabrella Griffith, were found in the condo around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 46-year-old Jamaican, Franklyn Williams, was arrested in connection with the murders, according to an arrest report.

He was charged with both their murders yesterday.

“On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at approximately 20:09 hours (8:09 p.m.), the Miami Police Homicide Unit received information from Homeland Security investigations that Franklyn Williams spontaneously confessed to stabbing and killing two females,” the report read.

It added, “…Mr. Williams, post Miranda [rights], stated that he lives with and has been victim one’s boyfriend for ten years and that victim two lives in the apartment with them. Mr. Williams stabbed victim one during an argument.

“During the stabbing, victim two came into the master bedroom and grabbed Mr. Williams from behind and he stabbed her in the neck. Mr. Williams recalls committing the murders on Thursday, May 2, 2019, just after midnight.”

The redacted report said a knife was found at the scene.

Jasper Ward

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues.
Education: Goldsmith, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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